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    IF WE ARE TO CONTINUE ACCEPTING AID…….

    Aid is generally not something to be scorned. Most times, in fact, aid and assistance are much appreciated and needed. Be it war, be it famine, be it some earth-shattering event, aid in most cases is generally looked upon as a good thing. Aid, as I say, is not...
  • The international crime against humanity masquerading as US immigration policy

        The overwhelming majority of the poor people of the world live in countries outside of those classified as OECD member states. These poorer countries are comprised of approximately six billion members of our species, or more than 80 per cent of humanity. The world economic and political...
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    Anancyism and the elusive progress or prosperity

      Recently, Contractor General Dirk Harrison, in an address to a Rotary Club meeting, spoke about the culture of anancyism and its effects in undermining Jamaica’s progress towards sustainable economic growth. This was not the first time, and certainly won’t be the last that public sentiments will be expressed...
  • Prisons, prison deals and politics

    Congratulations are in order for the Counter Terrorism and Organised Crime (CTOC) branch of the Jamaican police force who last week completed the arrest of 25 members of the Terrence gang accused of reigning terror on communities in St Catherine, Clarendon, St Andrew, St Mary, Trelawny, St Ann, and...
  • If you’re going to sell yourself, at least be expensive

    Jamaica has been selling off bits and pieces for ages, be it bauxite rights, our port (leased out) or even the sugar belt and Goat Island which has been granted to the Chinese.   This has naturally stirred nationalistic tendencies in us human beings who inhabit this island. We...
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    Climate change, gender and persons with disabilities in small island developing states

    (This article was originally published by Indi McLymont-Lafayette and Petre Williams- Raynor in a booklet produced by FES Panos Caribbean )   Climate change is perhaps the single most devastating challenge facing small-island developing states (SIDS), among which Jamaica and the other islands of the Caribbean are counted. Among...
  • Disaster response: Free advice for the last time

    A well-researched diary of a natural disaster is an essential tool at this time, but in various parts. Firstly there is a need to deal with the conditions precedent and conducive to the formation of hurricanes, and predictive of earthquakes. This is a longer-term body of scientific research, data...
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    Conquering our personal Everests is our choice

    The world can seem to be an awful place at times. The young die early, the good suffer while the bad, it seems, live happy and contented lives. Those who try to make it from the bottom seem to always end up shafted by the system and the beasts...
  • The state of our democracy: why corruption is a ‘gendered’ issue! [Part I]

    Currently, the Government of Jamaica (GOJ) is trying to push through ‘The Integrity Commission Bill.’  As of July 21, 2017, it was headed to the House of Representatives for final review.  In the eyes of a diversity of civil society actors — feminist activists, human rights defenders, social justice...

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